Nagpur: Son and daughter of Satranjipura COVID-19 victim discharged from GMCH

Amar Ashok Jajoo | Apr 24, 2020 20:44

Nagpur: 30-year-old son and 35-year-old daughter of Nagpur’s first and only COVID-19 victim were discharged from Government Medical College and Hospital on April 24 after full recovery. Both the patients, who tested positive after their father, a resident of Satranjipura, died on April 5, were discharged amid claps from the hospital staff.

The man and the woman were both admitted for treatment at GMCH after both tested positive for coronavirus on April 7. In a span of fourteen days, swab samples of both were taken multiple times. On April 21 and April 22, swab samples of both of them came back negative for COVID-19. After conducting other necessary tests, both of them were discharged on April 24. Both of them, however, have been asked to quarantine themselves for 14 days at their home.

Also read: Nagpur COVID-19 tally rises to 100

For the uninitiated, an elderly man from Satranjipura, died on April 5. His COVID-19 report, which came after his death, turned out to be positive. Since then, at least 56 contacts of the victim have tested positive for Coronavirus. The man’s COVID-19 positive status put 235 of his contacts at high risk of contracting COVID-19 from him.

As of April 24, more than 100 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur. While the man from Satranjipura died because of COVID-19, 17 people have been discharged from IGGMCH and GMCH collectively after full recovery.